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Zahan Billimoria

Zahan Billimoria

Zahan Billimoria


Geneva, Switzerland


Jackson, Wyoming

From full-throttle pow shredding to remote technical descents, Zahan’s primary mountain passion is human-powered adventure skiing, which he sees as his way of moving freely through the hills. After 20 years of exploring the mountains, he derives as much satisfaction from the people with whom he shares adventures as from the mountains themselves. Zahan is also a dedicated climber who embraces all aspects of the sport—from long free routes to hard redpoints. He feels the “in the moment” focus of climbing is the perfect antidote to the all-day effort required by big mountain skiing.

Career Highlights

  • Completed 12 descents of the Grand Teton, via four different routes
  • Numerous first descents in the Teton Range, Wyoming
  • First descent of the North East face of Mt. Sampson, Coast Range, British Columbia
  • Completed ski descents of the Liberty Ridge on Mt. Rainier and the North Ridge of Mt. Baker, Cascades, Washington
  • Guided numerous ski descents of the Grand Teton by two different routes, including the second guided ski descent of the Otter Body route
  • Ski guide for Teton Gravity Research
  • Lead ski and climbing guide for Exum Mountain Guides
  • Owner of Samsara Mountain Training, a one-on-one training program for mountain athletes
  • Participated in adventure skiing around the world, including the Alps, Andes, Tetons, Cascades and British Columbia
  • Being a dad and husband

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